The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 390 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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2.4 390 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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No Structure for Store Sales Success

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsThe Children's Places offers the most popular trends and the lastes in kids (baby-teenage) fashions to date. Their pricing and discounts are amazing and it really attracts the attention of the bargain shoppers.

ConsMy challenges were the pay and the lack of organization in the scheduling. The store was always short staffed and you were lucky if you worked with a great manager or sales lead; especially in closing the store. There was no accountability; someone was always blamed for something and there were never any verbal employee appreciation. AND the employee discount was NOT great. I would spend less using my coupons and my PlaceRewards.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to manager would be to practice organization of your team members and be mindful of the lives of others when it comes to creating the schedule.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Lead (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time

ProsIf you're looking for a place to feel comfortable this is good place. The atmosphere is nice if you get along with your co-workers.

ConsThere isn't a lot of opportunity for growth. This company likes to hire "outside" of the company rather than promote from within. In addition to this, the work load for a sales lead is identical to that of an assistant manager, the only difference is you're over worked with no increase in pay and no benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify that there is opportunity to promote from within. Get to know more of the people in lower level management positions, they might impress you. You would be amazed how much knowledge someone possesses even after a short amount of time within a stagnant position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

Prosopportunities to grow within the company, mgmt ensures that all associates have a quality of life.

Conslong hours, salary associates are not entitled to overtime pay.

Advice to Senior Managementremember once you were an associate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to grow

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Youngstown, OH (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat discounts for employees on everything

Consnot a regular schedule each week

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to customer service each customer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great product!!!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Tupelo, MS (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat discounts for associates, flexible hours.

ConsTo many associates so therefore no hours!!!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your good employees!!! Let go of so many associates so others could get more hours!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loved the product

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place

ProsGood money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes! If you are a member of the part time staff, this is a great job. If you have kids, they will be dressed well for a great price!

ConsNo payroll given to accomplish all you have to do in a day. Managers are salaried, so they are free labor. I love the product, customers but missed my family!

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are a member of management, make sure you have a strong core staff that is not afraid to work hard. There is a lot to do and no hours to do it on, so your staff needs to be quick, efficient and be able to multitask!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vaughan Mills Cashier and Sales Associate

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time

ProsFun people to work with, fast pace environment since its supposedly the biggest tcp in north america. I like the fact that shifts go by quickly and theres always something to do.

ConsRude customers, too many expectations from managers, and no employee appreciation. Employees constantly feel blamed for things they were unaware of. Being on cash all day messes with your head.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should look to guide and coach their employees rather than blame them constantly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unfair company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for more than a year

ProsThe employee discount is good.There are some decent co workers. Most of the customers are decent. Floorsets are fairly easy to complete.

ConsAssociates are NEVER allowed to take breaks whether it be 15 minutes or 30 minutes. Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired.

Advice to Senior ManagementAssociates are entitled to a 15 minute break. PLEASE hire qualified management.

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Needs a consistent structure and updated processes

Sourcing (Current Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing benefits such as pay, reimbursements, vacation days etc.

ConsThe location is inconvenient for a lot of people, especially for commuters using mass transit. You'll be tired of the commute very quickly. As for the work, you need to go through multiple channels to get anything approved and systems are outdated as well. Structure is constantly changing and organization/motivation often takes a back seat to the amount of work

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your employees. They put in a lot of hard work and long hours but when they're getting no recognition it's hard to care about the work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good job for college student, flexible hours, easy job if you're good in costumer service.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsComfortable work place, no uniform

Conshours vary between months, low pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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